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Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833

April 2019

Homeschoolers Art Class

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Kaylee Hubert Dates: Mondays, Feb.18 – April 29 Art curriculum for homeschoolers. Kids learn about color, perspectives, art techniques and do variety of hands on art and craft projects in this engaging and lively weekly class. Register by: February 14 Ages: K – 8 grade   Student fee: $45 (series only) | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Vinyasa Yoga at the Bonifas

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with…

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Abstract Painting

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: April South -Olson Date: April 2, 9, 16, 23 Learn to listen to your intuition and understand the beauty of layering in this abstract painting class. We will use the versatile acrylic medium to apply paint with an instinctual approach. April South-Olson will show you how to use pattern, collage, mark making, and other art elements to move you forward with each layer in this contemporary art method.   Bonifas Member: $34 | Non-Member: $39 | Become a Bonifas…

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Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Six Week Self-Defense

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Dennis Dufek 5th Dan Black Belt Gladstone Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Hapkido Academy (906) 359-4126 (home) (906) 241-3452 (cell), dennisdufek@gmail.com Dates: March 20 – May 1, skips March 27 Student Dress: Workout clothing, shorts, sweat pants, T-shirt etc. Ages: 12+/ Adult In todays anxiety inducing world the knowledge of self-defense is critical. Make yourself and your family safer by learning the practical self-defense techniques taught by Black belt in Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do and professional…

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Toddler Art

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Lorne Watson, Cheryl Mounsey (February 7, 14, 21 classes only) Dates: Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, (Substitute Cheryl Mounsey), 28 March 7, 14, 21, (NO CLASS MARCH 28) April 4, 11, 18, 25 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide…

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Pre- School Music Class

April 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Thursday, repeating until May 23, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: April, 18, 25, May, 2, 9, 16, 23 AGES: 3 and up Designed as an extension of the Toddler Art class, Lorne will lead students’ ages 3 years and up in a 30 minute hands on music class. Introduction to pitch recognition through Solfege and basic rhythm exercise on percussion instruments will lay a foundation for a life full of music enjoyment. Thursdays from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. in the Bonifas Arts Studio.   Registration: $45…

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Stamped Serving Boards

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Diane Kribs-Mays Date: April 25 Bonifas brings you another class where you will make functional art! Transform a simple cutting board into a functional serving platter for your crudités or cheeses by “food stamping” it. The technique uses fresh produce to create unique and very appropriate pattern on the wood. Take home your new completely food safe food serving board and a conversation starter for your parties! Boards provided.   Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Become a…

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On 7th & Ludington

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Start out at Hereford & Hops for a tasty dinner, then see the Sensoria Exhibit. Meet the artists. Then take in live theater with Players de Noc’s production of Moon Over Buffalo.

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Players de Noc — Moon Over Buffalo

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 4, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young…

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Players de Noc Matinee — Moon Over Buffalo

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young…

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May 2019

Toddler Art

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Lorne Watson Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. For toddlers (mobile to age 3) and their caregivers.   Per Session: $5 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Raku Pottery with Al Hansen

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2019 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Al Hansen Date: April 18 (indoor session), 6–8 p.m. and May 2 (outdoor firing), 6–9 p.m. Join local potter and retired Bay College instructor, Al Hansen in the pottery studio for a session of hand building and wheel throwing and a second session of glazing and firing raku pottery. Raku is a traditional form of Japanese pottery that has historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. This is a low-fire, reduction process that involves handling red-hot clay pieces and…

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Spring House Concert

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Blues for a Cause announced that House of Hamill will perform in the Bonifas Arts Studio. This duo consists of Rose Baldino (of Burning Bridget Cleary) and Brian Buchanan (of Enter the Haggis). “House of Hamill is on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians. Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new…

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Vinyasa Yoga at the Bonifas

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 20, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: May 6, 13, 20 Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at…

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Tahitian Style Workout

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 12, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Jeana Harmon Date: Wednesdays, May 8 through June 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. There are many styles of Tahitian Dance and we will touch on each style to create a workout that is fun, and also gets you in shape fast. All levels are welcome, you don’t have to be a dancer to attend. Come join the fun!! Jeana Harmon is a veteran certified instructor who taught adult health and exercise at Bay College and has been teaching…

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Gallery Reception: Bonifas Membership Show

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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May 9 - June 6 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7-9 p.m. A 40+ year tradition, the Bonifas Membership Show has encouraged members to share their creative explorations at every level of ability. It is a rich and varied exhibit where emerging artists show side-by-side with our experienced and professional artists. It is a community favorite and a walk worth taking through the galleries. Enjoy!

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Felting with Marikah – Introduction to Wet Felting, Cobweb Scarf

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Masha Kakhova Date: May 11 Master feltmaker Masha Kakhova leads a class in creating a light colorful cobweb felted scarf from fine wool, silk and other natural fibers. There will be an option to make a nuno felted scarf as well, using a piece of silk as a base for wool and other fibers. Make a beautiful one of a kind accessory for every season and occasion. Keep it for yourself or make your Mom a beautiful handmade gift…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Staci Berg Date: May 17 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art and kick off the weekend in style! Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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June 2019

The Storyteller’s Night Sky

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Mary Stewart Adams, Star Lore Historian and Escanaba Astronomy Club for stargazing portion after 10 p.m. (weather permitting) DATE: Friday, June 7, 7- 9 p.m. Followed by an astro photography talk by Paul Nelson at 9 p.m. and stargazing with Delta Astronomical Society after 9:40 p.m. (weather permitting) Mary Stewart Adams, Star Lore Historian, and founder of Michigan's only internationally dark sky park, will share the celestial highlights of the coming season, with its meteor showers, twinkling planets and…

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Flower Arranging With Dave Gafner

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Dave Gafner Dates: June 14   Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Walk-In: $40 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Missoula Children’s Theatre

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 21, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Missoula week will be June 17-22, auditions at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17 at the Bonifas theater for students entering 1st through 12th grades. About 50 to 60 students are needed. This year's production is "Peter and Wendy." The Missoula Children's Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour…

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Fairy Houses

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Kate Oman Date: June 21 Celebrate the Summer Solstice by building a fairy house. The class will be held outside in the Bonifas garden, weather permitting. Ages: K+ to Adult. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.   Bonifas Member: $23 | Non-Member: $28 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The performance of the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Peter and Wendy." Performances at 3 and 6 p.m.   Ticket: $8 | Children under 5: Free | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Kids Drawing and Painting

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 1, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: April South Olson 
Dates: 5 weeks Series June 27 to August 1 {Skips July 4) Kids explore different art concepts, learn about materials and techniques in those delightful and diverse art lessons for the school-age kids. Ages 8 and up. The series consists of the following sessions: 1. Still life painting. Students will first create a line drawing from a still life exploring the art element of line.  Having a composition in place we will then use our imaginations…

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July 2019

Summer Arts at the Bonifas

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Kaylee Hubert Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31 Keep young minds developing and little hands busy! Bonifas Summer Arts program provides a playful and stimulating environment for young kids to grow as creative, unique individuals! Participants will do fun projects, experimenting with painting, drawing, mixed-media and more! Location: Bonifas Sculpture Garden or the Studio (weather permitting) Age: 5 to 9 years old   Per Session: $5 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Escanaba Summer Music Camp

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 19, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: July 15-19| Final Performance – Friday July 19 at 4 p.m. The Escanaba Summer Music Camp is a day camp that places young musicians in bands of similar interests and skill level. During the week students will rehearse tunes they help to select and compose for a final performance Friday July 19th at 4 p.m. All skill levels are welcome, no experience needed. All music styles welcome Rock, Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, Classical or Jazz. All instruments…

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IPhoneography 1.0 – Smartphone Photography Workshops

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 3:30pm

One event on July 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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IPhoneography 1.0 - Smartphone Photography Workshops Instructor: Karen West Date: July 16, 17 Visiting artist Dr. West is a photographer by heart and passion and a philosophy teacher by mind and trade. Both have come together in her latest photographic adventures with the iPhone. Making the transition from 15 years as fine art photographer with the DSLR camera to the tiny iPhone and its limitless possibilities of creativity has opened Karen’s eye to the everyday world around her in new…

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Escanaba Summer Music Camp Performance

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The final performance of the Escanaba Music Summer Camp at the Bonifas Theater. Listen to the music that the kids have worked on for week and encourage their progress.

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August 2019

Waterfront Art Festival

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The Waterfront Art Festival Features 60+ exhibitors and vendors Showcases live music on the Band Shell stage throughout the show Gives the next generation experience to show/sell in the Young Artists Market Hosts workshops for adults and hands-on activities for youth Welcomes numerous food vendors to keep the crowd within reach Partners with the local ISD to create opportunities to expose youth to art Attracts a crowd of 3,000+ individuals Consistently receives high marks from participating artist for quality, sales,…

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